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Two Years before the Mast, And Twenty-Four Years After: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea

By Dana, Richard Henry

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Excerpt: CHAPTER I; DEPARTURE -- The fourteenth of August was the day fixed upon for the sailing of the brig Pilgrim on her voyage from Boston round Cape Horn to the western coast of North America. As she was to get under weigh early in the afternoon, I made my appearance on board at twelve o?clock, in full sea-rig, and with my chest, containing an outfit for a two or three years? voyage, which I had undertaken from a determination to cure, if possible, by an entire change of life, and by a long absence from books and study, a weakness of the eyes, which had obliged me to give up my pursuits, and which no medical aid seemed likely to cure.

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Table of Contents: CHAPTER I ? DEPARTURE, 1 -- CHAPTER II ? FIRST IMPRESSIONS???SAIL HO!??, 3 -- CHAPTER III ? SHIP?S DUTIES?TROPICS, 6 -- CHAPTER IV ? A ROGUE?TROUBLE ON BOARD???LAND -- HO!???POMPERO?CAPE HORN, 9 -- CHAPTER V ? CAPE HORN?A VISIT, 13 -- CHAPTER VI ? LOSS OF A MAN?SUPERSTITION, 18 -- CHAPTER VII ? JUAN FERNANDEZ?THE PACIFIC, 21 -- CHAPTER VIII ? ??TARRING DOWN???DAILY LIFE???GOING AFT???CALIFORNIA -- ., 25 -- CHAPTER IX ? CALIFORNIA?A SOUTH-EASTER, 28 -- CHAPTER X ? A SOUTH-EASTER?PASSAGE UP THE COAST, 32 -- CHAPTER XI ? PASSAGE UP THE COAST?MONTEREY, 35 -- CHAPTER XII ? LIFE AT MONTEREY, 38 -- CHAPTER XIII ? TRADING?A BRITISH SAILOR, 40 -- CHAPTER XIV ? SANTA BARBARA?HIDE-DROGHING?HARBOR -- DUTIES?DISCONTENT?SAN PEDRO, 46 -- CHAPTER XV ? A FLOGGING?A NIGHT ON SHORE?THE STATE OF THINGS ON -- BOARD?SAN DIEGO, 52 -- CHAPTER XVI ? LIBERTY-DAY ON SHORE, 59 -- CHAPTER XVII ? SAN DIEGO?A DESERTION?SAN PEDRO AGAIN?BEATING UP -- COAST, 63 -- CHAPTER XVIII ? EASTER SUNDAY???SAIL HO!???WHALES?SAN -- JUAN?ROMANCE OF HIDE-DROGHING?SAN DIEGO AGAIN, 67 -- CHAPTER XIX ? THE SANDWICH -- ISLANDERS?HIDE-CURING?WOOD-CUTTING? RATTLE-SNAKES?NEW-COMERS 74 -- CHAPTER XX ? LEISURE?NEWS FROM HOME???BURNING THE WATER??, 82 -- CHAPTER XXI ? CALIFORNIA AND ITS INHABITANTS, 87 -- CHAPTER XXII ? LIFE ON SHORE?THE ALERT, 90 -- CHAPTER XXIII ? NEW SHIP AND SHIPMATES?MY WATCHMATE, 94 -- CHAPTER XXIV ? SAN DIEGO AGAIN?A DESCENT?HURRIED DEPARTURE?A -- NEW SHIPMATE, 104 -- CHAPTER XXV ? RUMORS OF WAR?A SPOUTER?SLIPPING FOR A -- SOUTH-EASTER?A GALE, 108 -- CHAPTER XXVI ? SAN FRANCISCO?MONTEREY, 117 -- CHAPTER XXVII ? THE SUNDAY WASH-UP?ON SHORE?A SET-TO?A -- GRANDEE???SAIL HO!???A FANDANGO, 122 -- CHAPTER XXVIII ? AN OLD FRIEND?A VICTIM?CALIFORNIA -- RANGERS?NEWS FROM HOME?LAST LOOKS, 128 -- CHAPTER XXIX ? LOADING FOR HOME?A SURPRISE?LAST OF AN OLD -- FRIEND?THE LAST HIDE?A HARD CASE?UP ANCHOR, FOR HOME!?HOMEWARD -- BOUND, 136 -- CHAPTER XXX ? BEGINNING THE LONG RETURN VOYAGE?A SCARE, 148

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Title: Two Years before the Mast, And Twenty-Four Years After: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea  
Author: Dana, Richard Henry
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